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SAHPRA Set To Snuff Out Small CBD
SAHPRA,(South African Health Products Regulatory Authority) is preparing to tighten the legislative noose around the necks of small CBD companies in South Africa by creating impossible barriers to manufacturing and trade.
Conversations With Myrtle
This is where it all takes place - the nerve centre of Fields of Green for ALL. Activists, Freedom Fighters, Agents of Change and the flame that lit the Cannabis revolution in South Africa, call them what you like but know this: these are the guys responsible for changing the laws that will allow every citizen ...
Rise Plant Medicine Rise Elixinol
I have been involved with organic medicines and have worked in the holistic healing sphere for about 25 years. When Elixinol, a United States borne plant medicine company, decided to expand internationally 7 years ago, I was recommended to them as a South African affiliate due to ...
Neked is a CBD Dispensary, Cannabis Cafe, Art Gallery and Coffee Shop situated in The Country Hub Centre on the Main Street in a beautiful, small tourist town called Clarens. Clarens is situated in the foothills of the Maluti Mountains in the Free State province of South Africa and nicknamed the “Jewel of the Eastern Free State.
Seeing the life-changing benefits of medicinal cannabis in action keeps Tebogo G Tlhopane and his team at Biomuti getting up in the morning. Biomuti is the only 100% black-owned CBD businesses in the country and is growing and evolving to meet the changing appetite and opportunities around CBD in South Africa.
Altered State or Consciousness
The green industry is now as busy as a one legged man in a butt kicking competition. And about time too, because for a long time, that “shoe” was literally on the other foot. What has attributed to this growth path? Was it an awakening or consciousness?
Blazing SA's Hemp Trail SInce '96
Back to our roots. A customer enters a store and notices the familiar leaf design featured on many of the products. They look around, and after seeing the name of the brand, ask the staff member on duty “So ... hemp hey? Does that mean I can smoke the socks?”
Raising The Bar of African Cannabis Cultivation
To be recognised as a world-class producer of cannabis, you need to demonstrate that your cultivation and production process meets the highest quality standards”, explains Mark Corbett, Managing Director of Highlands Investments.
Oldy's Infused - Rise!
Verb: to get out of bed, especially to begin one’s day the dictionary says. But it's more than that isn’t it? For most of us to rise in the morning almost always includes coffee. Only after the aroma of freshly brewed coffee hangs in the air can the rise be taken outside to see the real event ... The Sun Rise ...
Birth Of CannaLiving
In the beginning ... seeds were planted. I was introduced to Cannabis at an early age in my life, and used the herb recreationally for many years thereafter. I was always fascinated by the fact that “You Can Grow your Own”. So, it all began ... Back then we didn't have any knowledge, none of the equipment ...
Arguably the most important aspect to building a sustainable and equitable local cannabis industry is gaining consumer trust in the effectiveness of cannabis as a powerful natural medicine. Equally important is building trust that local products are of high quality and actually better than most international products.
Scaling Your Business
So, as a student you grew weed at the back of the garden. Now as a young professional you’ve continued your passion for cultivation and are a well-known and respected member of your local cannabis club. After a social evening at your club, one of your mates suggests to the group ...
A Quality Foundation
There are three main elements that are integral to the existence and growth of all living things, and the quality of these, largely determines the quality of the end product. These elements are, of course, food, water and light. We had huge issues with the transport and storage of soils and lawn dressings ...
Oil For Health
I left my job as a Key Account Manager in the IT industry in early 2018. I had always felt a push toward healing and essential oils and crystals. I didn’t have a clue how to make this ‘healing path’ work and was loathe to study further at my age.
Kratom For Africa
Things happen for us, not to us. This tenant can be found in most of the worlds' spiritual traditions. It means to say that whatever people, places or circumstances we are faced with in our lives, we should view them as though we had chosen them, no matter how unpleasant they may look.
Growing In the New Age of Cannabis
Cannabis is known as a teacher plant and I would say in my years of growing I am still learning. The history of this plant is dark and shrouded with negative connotations but the recent shift in global perception to the benefits of this plant has led to what one could describe as “a new age of cannabis”.
Cannabis Education on the Rise
Many of us who have valued cannabis as an integral part of our lifestyles have ventured into this new world where we can finally build legitimate businesses in the global cannabis industry. Our team started developing the Cheeba business almost two years ago. We pivoted a few times in the beginning ...
Every day we hear this term, "Super foods". Daily we are being bombarded by more and more brands , all claiming their product has the answer to your well being. Lets demystify this super food evolution for you. The dictionary definition of a superfood is “a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially ...
Our Rise - Druid's Garden
Get into cannabis they said, it will be easy and fun they said…. what a joke! The last 3 years has been a rollercoaster ride, exploring new paradigms and dealing with some hard lessons. Druid’s Garden comes from a background in traditional African and Asian medicines made from plants and mushrooms ...
Rise of Canna Trade Africa
It was December of 2018, we arrived at the exhibition center in Pretoria for the first ever cannabis expo. We had been working late into the night prior to the expo opening to make sure that our stand was ready. As I arrived at the expo opening, I was amazed to see a line out the door.
Unlocking Local Cannabis
Despite many recent developments, South Africa's cannabis regime still suffers from some fundamental inefficiencies, which, if removed, stand to make our cannabis industry vastly more accessible. Classifying & regulating Cannabis in South Africa.
Ecogreen Analytics Rising
Ecogreen Analytics is an industry leading company that will soon have accreditation, allowing them to test large volumes of cannabis flowers and oils. The need for cannabinoid testing is great in order to create the highest quality products. The international market will only accept product with ...
The Rise of Taste Of Cannabis
Pioneers in the Cannabis industry, Taste of Cannabis has taken CBD edibles and other products to a whole new level and are leading the way in customer experience and local manufacturing. Taste of Cannabis (TOC), a leader in the CBD edibles and oils industry in South Africa was founded in 2019.
The History of The Bulldog
How a music festival influenced Henk de Vries to start his career in Cannabis. In 1970 Henk de Vries and a group of his friends visited the ‘Woodstock’ of the Netherlands at Kralingsebos. Henk was in charge of bringing something to smoke, which he did and divided it amongst his friends.
CBD Ice Queen
As an entrepreneur in the CBD brand development sector, I have been privileged to a unique vantage point as far as CBD cultivation and extraction is concerned. From Soil to Oil as some would say. The perk of an extremely labor-intensive process back then was watching nutrient rich and medicinal oil grow from a seed.
Rise of Our Smart Plant Nutes
The rise of Bud Juice started back in 2017 when an idea was formed to introduce a range of biological and environmentally friendly smart plant nutrients specific to the cannabis industry. Smart Plant Nutes: Nutrients that are bound using our proprietary blend of organic carbon carriers, effecting them ...
Leofolo Herbal Smoking Blends
Leafolo™ Herbal Smoking Blends are 100% Tobacco and Nicotine free. Using the best quality hemp flower with high levels of CBD and grown under theAfrican Sun, the hemp plant in this Leafolo mix has been known to give users a calm, soothing and relaxing feeling.
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